PI: A Vision-based Approach to Project Intelligence for Construction Site Monitoring Automation

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  Construction sites are generally large-scale, and diverse activities concurrently take place there. Timely and overall awareness of activities states and resource allocation is critical to many project-level management tasks, including resource leveling, progress tracking, and productivity analysis. Despite its importance, the manual approach to activity tracking and resource counting that relies on managers’ experience and diligence is still the mainstream in practice. As more and more large projects commence all over the world, it is nearly impossible for construction managers to k...
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Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE)-based smart alarming of tower crane hooks’ proximity

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This is a brief introduction to one of our research projects—Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE)-based smart alarming of tower crane hooks’ proximity. Safety performance in construction industry is becoming more and more important these days. Accidents involving tower cranes can easily cause casualties when they happen. we must pay more attention to this even if related accidents have decreased recently. We set our goal at trying to decrease the risks that workers get struck by a tower crane hook or the loads it's lifting. Then we decided to build a system named Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE)-bas...
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Pro-active Construction Management System (PCMS)

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The construction industry is undoubtedly the most dangerous industry in Hong Kong, accounting for 76% of all fatal accidents in the region and involving the loss of an estimated 145,000 man-days each year caused by accidents on sites. In light of this, how to ensure the safety of workforce is becoming a more challenging and complex task. Although investments in construction safety management manpower, protective measures and safety trainings have been increasing annually, the accident rate has not seen to decrease. The major reason, we believe, is that existing safety management efforts are u...
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About EOP

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Since the day ten mega infrastructure projects were rolled out in phases as scheduled, the Hong Kong construction industry has been faced with several problems such as acute labor shortage and labor mobility. Although there are more and more young people joining the construction industry, their lack of experience is likely bring serious safety problem. It's known that access control system has been widely used but commonly its function is no more than recording attendances of workers and it can't be utilized for safety management. Since there are no effective management methods, on most c...
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About PCMS

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    In recent years, construction activities have been steadily increasing especially with the 10 major infrastructure projects are being rolled out in phases as scheduled. With the increased activities, better safety and logistics management is sought by the industry. Statistical data from various sources indicate that the majority of fatal accidents in the construction industry can be categorized into following types: Fall of person from height Striking against or struck by moving objects Struck by moving vehicles Industrial accidents in construction industry...
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